A View From Middle England - Conservative with a slight libertarian touch - For Christian charity and traditional belief - Free Enterprise NOT Covert Corporatism

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

There'll always be an England

You would think so, wouldn't you? Not so with these amateur cartographers in action!

The EU seemed to be ignorant about Yorkshire and cut large chunks out of the county in their 1971 carve-up. The Lincolnshire Poacher would have to take a compass out at nights just to remember where he actually was! But in their eagerness they were kind to Lancashire.

Not so Prescott! With the South-East he linked Oxford with Dover. Interesting that ITV were not told and put Oxford in the Midlands. There must be any number of regional maps, some based on counties, others on post codes, and even some on telephone areas.

But the one they like best is the one that keeps the gravy train rolling. So Prescott's map is the one the EU took, and the one the "assemblies" use to request their grant monies.

Nobody asked the people of England, of course!


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